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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 7,904
Posted By gearheadE30
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By gearheadE30
my fans are on most of the time if I'm not...

my fans are on most of the time if I'm not rolling down the road at a decent pace, but I have the lower temp switch.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
This was during Riders for Striders this last...

This was during Riders for Striders this last weekend. My first ride with ADV people in Indiana, and it was pretty fantastic! Thanks zamboni for setting up a great ride for a great cause!

Ignore...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,545
Posted By gearheadE30
right foot standing on the centerstand lever and...

right foot standing on the centerstand lever and pull up on the grab bar on my luggage rack. I pull on the bars a little, but mostly to keep my balance. It's not easy, but I don't think it's all that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
I think your pics need to be resized... :norton

I think your pics need to be resized... :norton
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
Yep! I'll be there as well, but I couldn't...

Yep! I'll be there as well, but I couldn't register on the site for whatever reason. I suppose I'll register on-site when I get there. Should be a good (and hopefully dry) time. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
Oh man. That with a 500 or a 600 and a wide ratio...

Oh man. That with a 500 or a 600 and a wide ratio trans would be awesome.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
Sounds like we're all hoping for something...

Sounds like we're all hoping for something different...I'm after a reincarnated 950. Price doesn't matter since I wouldn't buy one new anyway. Everything hits the used market eventually. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
Do you ever crack the throttle when kicking? If...

Do you ever crack the throttle when kicking? If mine didn't start in 4 kicks it would flood and I would just hold the throttle open and or/turn off the choke for 2-3 kicks and then it would start, or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,552
Posted By gearheadE30
Looks like I'm out... 7 hour drive + unreliable...

Looks like I'm out... 7 hour drive + unreliable (currently broken) tow vehicle is a problem. :cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,099
Posted By gearheadE30
I tend to get bored with vehicles and end up...

I tend to get bored with vehicles and end up either adding to the fleet or buying and selling stuff, but since getting the 950, I haven't even looked on Craigslist for a replacement. Excellent bike,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By gearheadE30
I've been very happy with superplush, but I...

I've been very happy with superplush, but I always dealt with them over the phone or in person.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By gearheadE30
I just put a new chain and sprockets on mine. The...

I just put a new chain and sprockets on mine. The last set went through the TAT, the GWT, and the CDR, with only minor pavement sections and minimal cleaning since I was traveling. I got about 14000...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By gearheadE30
Run some seafoam in the next tank of gas and see...

Run some seafoam in the next tank of gas and see if that helps, otherwise you're really best off pulling the float bowls and seeing what's going on in there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By gearheadE30
The guy who makes those videos is an inmate - he...

The guy who makes those videos is an inmate - he has a thread here in perfect line, actually. It's usually on one of the first few pages. I think is screen name is BJ or B1 or something like that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
Huh, that's interesting. I bet the engine just...

Huh, that's interesting. I bet the engine just needed to get good and hot to blow some crap out of it. Might have had a slightly hung up ring or a bunch of carbon coating everything. The good old...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 1,374,329
Posted By gearheadE30
I'm refraining from excitement until I know how...

I'm refraining from excitement until I know how much it weighs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
Sounds like a fun trip to me! I'm sure you'll be...

Sounds like a fun trip to me! I'm sure you'll be fine. Just make sure you bring a decent selection of tools, and you can fix just about anything on the side of the road. Did 1500 miles in a week on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By gearheadE30
Coil would do it. Electrical stuff is often...

Coil would do it. Electrical stuff is often responsible for intermittent issues. Otherwise, float in the carb sticking occasionally or a pilot jet is partially clogged. Also, I think idle spec is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,897
Posted By gearheadE30
Mine does this a little, and everything has been...

Mine does this a little, and everything has been replaced/bled/flushed/checked in the last 5k miles. I wouldn't be concerned unless it is hard to find neutral. There will always be a little drag due...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By gearheadE30
fwiw I have 2" Rox risers and they've been great....

fwiw I have 2" Rox risers and they've been great. I actually use them to move the bars forward, since I stand most of the time anyway. Hard to do that with the other options, and it makes a big...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By gearheadE30
Depending on how far down you end up taking it,...

Depending on how far down you end up taking it, check the clutch booster ramps for wear, and make sure the big clutch basket nut is tight. That nut actually fell off going down the road on mine and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By gearheadE30
fwiw that nut is called a K nut and is an...

fwiw that nut is called a K nut and is an aircraft standard with a very thin wall between the hex and the threads. Leave it to KTM to use these to save weight, and they are very difficult to find...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
I have no idea why mine would have been so much...

I have no idea why mine would have been so much faster, though. Mine was geared higher, I think 16/45 with the 520 chain upgrade. 2.81 vs 2.89 stock final drive or something, if memory serves. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By gearheadE30
Not worth it IMO. I ride my 950 daily as well as...

Not worth it IMO. I ride my 950 daily as well as riding trails with little bikes, and all you need is a lever from these guys:

http://www.midwestme.com/

One finger clutch all day long. Plus,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By gearheadE30
If you pull the clutch cover, you can see the...

If you pull the clutch cover, you can see the pressure plate release when you pull the clutch lever in. If it isn't releasing, your problem is in the hydraulics. If it does move out properly, then...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
So something changes when it gets hot, it sounds...

So something changes when it gets hot, it sounds like. Loss of compression would only really come from the pistons, valves, spark plug, or head gasket. There aren't a whole lot of other...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By gearheadE30
No kidding. Maybe it's more common than I...

No kidding. Maybe it's more common than I thought. I'm touching 70k miles with no smoking or significant oil loss on my 950. I guess maybe it's like the fuel economy thing - these bikes are all over...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By gearheadE30
I hesitate to use a 17 tooth sprocket because...

I hesitate to use a 17 tooth sprocket because there is so little clearance in there with it. Much easier to change out the sprockets and much more debris clearance with a 16, depending on how much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By gearheadE30
Both the bolts were seized in mine. Eventually...

Both the bolts were seized in mine. Eventually got them out, and I did run a tap through them to clean them up. Those bolts really don't need to be very tight....seems like everyone cranks down on ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By gearheadE30
Oil smoke on startup like that is generally...

Oil smoke on startup like that is generally leaking valve guide seals. Very surprising for a low mile bike like that, unless it has sat around a lot I suppose. Stuck PCV valve could do it as well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By gearheadE30
16/42 has been good all around for me. Local...

16/42 has been good all around for me. Local highway speeds are ~80 mph though, or I would go with 16/45. I've had no issues off road with 16/42, but going lower wouldn't hurt. Depends on what you do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 781,536
Posted By gearheadE30
The milky part is odd, as water emulsified in oil...

The milky part is odd, as water emulsified in oil will make it milky. This is normally indicative of a blown head gasket, but since the XT350 is air/oil cooled, this shouldn't happen. Did you somehow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 59,068
Posted By gearheadE30
I love the videos; spent most of the winter...

I love the videos; spent most of the winter watching them and have finally had some time to practice. I do a lot of the same trails-y cross training that you do, and half my group rides trials bikes....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,331
Posted By gearheadE30
Money isn't as much of a concern for me - I do my...

Money isn't as much of a concern for me - I do my trips off the back of the bike, camping and rarely eating at restaurants. You can go a surprisingly long time on a few grand. Time is the bigger...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By gearheadE30
Usually you just get a faint whooshing noise on...

Usually you just get a faint whooshing noise on rebound. Since everything in the shock is lubricated by the shock oil, I would have a hard time believing it was internal unless you've blown the shock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By gearheadE30
I run mine up to the triple clamp area. seems to...

I run mine up to the triple clamp area. seems to slow down the fuel flood when the bike sees something interesting on the ground.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By gearheadE30
I bet using glazed steels played into it quite a...

I bet using glazed steels played into it quite a bit. The glazed surface has a lower friction coefficient, so the fibers will slip more easily. As soon as you introduce slip, especially if it is long...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By gearheadE30
My front TKC80 is starting to do the same thing,...

My front TKC80 is starting to do the same thing, though not as extreme. I still have less than 1000 miles on that tire though. The rear was dead after about 2500. Running 30 psi in the front, with...
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